Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Location: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Cost: FREE admission
Info: Download an event program on the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission Website
MarineQuest is the annual Open House event for the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). The 17th Annual MarineQuest will offer a day of fun for the whole family, and an opportunity for all ages to learn about Florida’s fish and wildlife and FWRI’s research.
Hands-on activities will help children learn about the fascinating marine life in our oceans, and kids will be able to touch sharks and rays, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, spiny lobsters, and other marine critters commonly found in Florida’s waters. Additional activities will include:
— “Gyotaku,” or fish printing
— Faces painting
— Marine-themed origami
— Manatee skeleton to put together
— Facility tours
— Presentations for all ages
— Lab displays
— Interactive stations
— Local and national conservation and science organization booths
… and much more!
Check out this MarineQuest video on YouTube:
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
1. St. Petersburg Science Festival 2012
2. USF Alumni Association Invited the Community to SuperBull XVI Homecoming 2012 Festivities
3. Join the Fun of Largo’s ALL NEW 18th Annual Halloween Spooktacular
4. Check the WDTB Calendar to find more family-friendly events happening around Tampa Bay this weekend.
Images courtesy of the State of Florida
Thanks to Valerie M. of Manasota Family Fun for passing along this information!